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Operation Warm
08/29/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Find out more about how the PFFNH and you can help local kids in need.
Labor Day Weekend - MDA Fill the Boot
08/29/14 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The International Association of Fire Fighters and the Muscular Dystrophy Association has been partners for over 60 years.  With your continued support we will continue to help raise dollars for Research and this weekend we will be in the streets doing our "Fill the Boot" Campaign and your generous donations are what make it all possible.
DFFA'S RESPONSE TO 8/27/2014 DETROIT NEWS EDITORIAL
08/29/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
August 28, 2014 - Editorial Response (Editorial Attached) We’re the Executive Board of the Detroit Fire Fighters Association (DFFA).  This responds to the News’ August 27, 2014 Editorial on the Detroit Fire Department’s promotion system.
Saturday August 30th marks 5 years....
08/29/14 - IAFF Local 1014
All members of 1014, and the fire service, should take time tomorrow to reflect on Ted and Arnie and what they sacrified on August 30, 2009. Please keep our brothers and their familes in your thoughts and prayers. Follow the links below for Ted and Arnie's information Tedmund D.
Giving Muscular Dystrophy the Boot
08/29/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The year was 1954. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the White House home, a gallon of gas averaged 22 cents, and the television show “Father Knows Best” kept Americans captivated with Hollywood’s version of the perfect family.
2014 SFD/LOCAL-514 MDA Archery Tournament
08/29/14 - PFFA
Berlin L-1088 Luau Poker Run
08/29/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
To benefit Operation Warm 09/06 at Northern Forest Heritage Park 9am Registration - Last ATV 'out' @ 11am/Last ATV 'in' by 2pm $15 per player
MDA Boot Drive
08/29/14 - Hampton Fire Fighters
Ou boot drive was held on Sunday August 18th on Hampton Beach and we raised a total of $3261.72 for MDA of New Hampshire.
Operation Warm
08/29/14 - Hampton Fire Fighters
We are excited about a new partnership with Operation Warm that will bring American made winter coats to the needy children of Hampton. We are actively fundraising to make this happen! We need the community support that Hampton residents are known for. Please visit our specific website and donate today! https://donate.operationwarm.
2014 Yearbook and Hot Spots have arrived!
08/29/14 - Hampton Fire Fighters
Keep a sharp look out at your local Hampton business, our 2014 yearbook and our Hot Spots brochure have been printed and are currently being distributed.
Battalion Chief Organizing - ERB Amicus Briefs Notice
08/28/14 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
ERB delivered official notice of written Amicus Briefs for the pending ERB Hearing on the organizing of Medford Fire Battalion Chiefs. Oregon State Fire Fighters Council (OSFFC) and Oregon Association Public Employer Labor Relations Association (ORPELRA) are currently submitted.
EMS Heroes in Warren
08/28/14 - Warren Firefighters Local 1383
City not optimistic about reaching deal with fire union
08/28/14 - Paul Hufnagel
MIDDLETOWN — City Manager Doug Adkins didn’t sound optimistic that a tentative agreement between the city and the firefighters union that could save 15 positions would be signed before Saturday’s deadline.
City warns departments of possibility of $3 million in cuts
08/28/14 - Paul Hufnagel
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton leaders are giving the city’s 2015 budget a fresh look, as the possibility of cuts loom impacting services residents receive.
Labur Day Events in Our Community
08/28/14 - IAFF 323
Bring your family and friends to join the labour community at a number of events taking place on Monday, September 1, 2014, to celebrate Labour Day. Burnaby - Swangard Stadium at Kingsway & Boundary, from 11 am to 3 pm, featuring musical guests Trooper.
BROTHER IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE
08/28/14 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Letter from Taunton L1391 August 22, 2014 Brothers and Sisters: It is my painful duty to inform you of a tragedy that recently occurred in Local 1391.
Retirement- What it takes
08/28/14 - IAFF Local 3169
Here is something we don't think about but should, "retirement".  I know what your thinking, Pye is old and he needs to think about retirement.  The truth is that every one of you should be thinking about retirement.  The earlier you get involved in paying into your retirement the more you will have saved up.  How much is enough.
Firefighter Cancer Support Network White Paper
08/27/14 - IAFF Local 21
SPFD Firefighter Cancer Task Force has shared a paper drafted by the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.  It is packed full of statistics and information related to the risks we face within our career field.
LFD Swearing In/Promotions
08/27/14 - Lexington Fire Fighters
LFD Promotions/Swearing in. At 1600 hours on August 27th, 2014 Lexington FD had a swearing in ceremony. Lieutenant Don Chisolm was promoted to the rank of Captain, Firefighter Guy Monaco was promoted to Lieutenant, and Firefighter Chris Abisla was sworn into the department.
Brother Matt Malcomson
08/27/14 - Canton Professional Firefighters Association
Brother Matt Malcomson became very ill over the weekend.  He was admitted to Mercy Hospital for a few days.  While there, they were unable to identify the illness.  After a few days of iv antibiotics they moved him to the ICU.  Yesterday he was transferred to the Cleveland Clinic.  Today they diagnosed him with Citro Bacteria.
Vegan vs Carnivore Combat Challenge
08/27/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, IAFF Local 2661
Come out and support the team as they compete in Arlington and see the rematch from last year’s Vegan vs Carnivore.
Line of Duty Death
08/27/14 - IAFF 876
It is with great sadness that Local 876 has experienced a Line of Duty Death.  Mark Normington pass away after a courageous battle with Cancer on Sunday, August 10, 2014.  He was 58 years old.  Mark began his service with Spokane Valley Fire Department on June 16, 1986 and retired on June 16, 2012.
Join operation warm and see kids smile
08/27/14 - IAFF local 613
Shelby firefighters train at Packard repair garage
08/27/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
AUGUST 27, 2014: With emergency response vehicles, firefighters in full regalia and smoke billowing from a side door of the Packard Proving Grounds repair garage Aug. 20, passers-by might have been alarmed.
E-Board Meeting
08/27/14 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
There will be a PFFA E Board meeting on September 10th beginning at 1:00 PM. Lunch will be provided and will begin around 12:00. It is important for each local to have a representative in attendance if possible. Members are also welcome to attend. The meeting will be held at the Birmingham Fire Fighters Association Local Hall, 184 Oxmoor Court. We look forward to seeing you on the 10th.
CHANGE to Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meeting location
08/27/14 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, We have been informed that the SWFL International Airport Training Center, will not be available for our Bi-Monthly meeting. The meeting will be held at the City of Fort Myers Station #5, 9700 Treeline Ave, Fort Myers. Meeting starts at 6:30 pm The Special Dues Assessment vote will also be finalized at this meeting, voting will be from 6:30-7:30.
Our Local Heroes may have dark days...
08/27/14 - IAFF Local 1563
Publish Date: 8/27/2014 “Our Local Heroes may have dark days...” If only it was this obvious... Millersville, MD - IAFF Local 1563 are the proud men and women that are sworn to serve and protect the citizens of our great county. Our 800+ members respond to and handle the Fire/EMS related emergencies that arise within our county. First responders have a tough job.
Turn Out Gear Survey Results
08/27/14 - IAFF Local 21
Pittsburgh L0001 Labor Day Parade
08/27/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Pittsburgh Firefighters Local 1 would like to invite all firefighter locals to march with us in the city’s annual Labor Day parade.
FIRST RESPONDER NIGHT
08/27/14 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
The Boston Red Sox are holding a First Responder Night on Thursday September 25, 2014 Discounted tickets are available for First Responders, families, and friends To reserve seats or for more information, please contact Kyle Raynor (617) 226-6289 or email: kraynor@redsox.
Union Meeting Reminder
08/27/14 - IAFF Local 1403
Thursday, August 28 at 8:00 PM will be our general membership meeting.
Lafayette 9/11 Stair Climb
08/26/14 - PFFA
Be Brave Enough to Wear Pink
08/26/14 - UPFFA
Be Brave Enough to Wear Pink Across the United States and Canada, IAFF members will be wearing pink this October — just one of the many ways to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fire fighters get involved for many reasons, and often it’s because they have been personally affected by the disease.
American Heart Walk T-Shirts for Sale!
08/26/14 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
New Denton Fire Chief
08/26/14 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
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Pre Labor Day BBQ Reminder
08/26/14 - IAFF Local 2546
Metro Airport Local 741 Ice Bucket Challenge
08/26/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
MDA "Fill the Boot" 2014
08/26/14 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
Your Local 3027 firefighters will be out collecting donations this weekend for Muscular Dystrophy.  Please stop by and say hello if you see us.  If you would like to donate to this great cause we would gladly accept your donation on behalf of MDA.  Have a safe holiday weekend.
Passing of Sergeant Joseph Helmick Grandson of Retired FF Dick Schiferl
08/26/14 - Franklin Park Firefighters
Obituary for Mr. Joseph A. Helmick Grandson of Retired FF Dick Schiferl, Cousin of FF/PM Tommy Thomson and Nephew of Lisle/Woodridge Lt Eddy Crews Joseph A. Helmick Loving husband of Cassandra. Cherished son of Michael and Catherine Helmick. Dear brother of Sara Godvik, Geno, Tina, Alice, George, Albert, Ruben, and Matthew. Uncle of Alison, Mya, Amelia, and Vincent. Dear son in law of Ken and Beth Whitman.
The Start
08/25/14 - IAFF Local 2866
The start of the poker run on Friday will be at Oak Plaza located at Garland (hwy 112) and North. We will be going north to Eureka Springs and back around to end at the Official Camp Ground of Bikes Blues and BBQ. On Saturday we will start from the Wedington Fire Dept. and will be going South to Altus and back to end at Arvest Ballpark.
Station Delegates
08/25/14 - Charleston Firefighters Association - Local 61
Brothers, The upcoming monthly meeting in September will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.  During this meeting, we will be electing Station Representatives.  If you would like to be the Station Representative or nominate someone please plan on attending this meeting.
SB 1019 needs YOUR help now!
08/25/14 - IAFF Local 1014
Tell Your Assembly Member: Support the Disclosure of Toxic Flame Retardants! This is scheduled to be heard tomorrow August 26th. DONT DELAY! CPF-sponsored legislation, SB 1019 (Leno), exposes the use of flame retardant chemicals in uphostered furniture that produce cancer-causing agents when they burn, putting firefighters and the public at risk.
Dearborn/Melvindale Fire Department merger still going strong after first year
08/25/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Melvindale officials are projecting a $500,000 savings in the first year. The actual savings total was not available at press time. The city will have additional staffing and rigs at its station, which the city is renting to Dearborn for $1 a year, and additional firefighters will be available. At least 17 firefighters from three stations are dispatched to every fire.
(UPDATED) Big changes coming to Lincoln Park Fire Department under emergency manager's financial plan
08/25/14 - Paul Hufnagel
The Lincoln Park Fire Department will either become part of a “fire authority” with neighboring communities or will contract out all emergency medical services under a plan devised by emergency manager Brad Coulter.
Paramedic license rule up for debate in Des Plaines
08/25/14 - Paul Hufnagel
As part of a continuing debate, two Des Plaines aldermen are urging the city's board of fire and police commissioners to reconsider a requirement that mandates all prospective firefighter new hires have a paramedic license to apply for the job.
Time ticking on firefighters’ futures
08/25/14 - Paul Hufnagel
MIDDLETOWN — The fate of 15 Middletown firefighters will be decided in less than one week.
Fire at 262 Main Street
08/25/14 - IAFF Local 892
At 12:50 August 24th, Truck 1, Squad A, Engine 3, Engine 2 and the Battalion were dispatched to the Salvation Army building downtown for a reported structure fire.  Heavy smoke was encountered upon entry and SqA pulled their crosslay.  The fire was discovered towards the back of the first floor and was quickly knocked down.
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